May 5, 2013

Drug disposal a success

Last Saturday, DARE officer Matt Cyr in conjunction with Windham Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency, collected 215.2 pounds of medications in Windham alone. The medications, everything from Tylenol to prescription drugs were brought to an incinerator and burned. 

“I was quite impressed by the public’s efforts to get the drugs properly disposed of. In years past Windham has only done 100 or less pounds. This collection was very impressive. I'd love to us double it again next time!” said Cyr.

“We have successfully and appropriately disposed of a lot of medications thus preventing them ending up in the wrong hands or in our environment.”

Statewide 22,260 pounds of medications were collected. According to Cyr the drugs were transported in two box trucks to the incinerators in Massachusetts.

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